Antonio J. Gracias

Founder at Valor Equity Partners

Antonio J. Gracias

Antonio J. Gracias

Founder at Valor Equity Partners

Overview
Career Highlights

Connector Service Corp.
Industrial Powder Coatings, Inc.
Valor Equity Partners

RelSci Relationships

1914

Number of Boards

32

Birthday

1972

Age

47

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Co-Founder at Tesla, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Valor Equity Partners

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Co-Founder at Harbor Platform, Inc.

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Founder at Paragon Pharmaceuticals Capital LLC

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Partner at Valor Equity Partners

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Medium, Inc. (Colorado)

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Chief Executive Officer at Aon Plc

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President & Chief Executive Officer, CIBC Bank USA at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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Continuing Contributor at Black Enterprise Magazine

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Co-Founder at Addepar, Inc.

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Antonio J. Gracias
Founder at Valor Equity Partners
Education
BS in International Finance & Economics

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. At Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. and Qatar campuses, SFS provides a rigorous education combining theory and practice and instills the values of service. School of Foreign Service provides students a rigorous education in international affairs that combines theory and practice and instills the values of service to others, offered by a faculty of outstanding scholars and practitioners who are committed to teaching, learning and discovery.

JD

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

Corporate Structures & Economic Development

Waseda University is a Tokyo-based private university that offers various degree programs. As the second private university to be founded in Japan, Waseda University is considered to be one of Japan's most prestigious universities, consistently ranking amongst the top universities in Japanese university rankings. The University has many notable alumni in Japan, with seven Prime Ministers of Japan and many CEOs, including Tadashi Yanai, the CEO of UNIQLO and wealthiest man in Japan. Waseda University's main campus is located in the Nishi-Waseda district of Shinjuku. Apart from the main campus in Shinjuku, It has other campuses around the country, including Toyama Campus and Nishi-Waseda Campus in Shinjuku; Nihonbashi Campus in Chuo-ku; Higashifushimi Campus in Nishitokyo; Tokorozawa Campus in Tokorozawa; Honjo Campus in Honjo, Saitama; and Kitakyushu Campus in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The university has more than fifty thousand students and staff, comprising 13 undergraduate schools, 23 graduate schools, and other research and affiliated institutes, and is one of the 13 universities in the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's ""Global 30"" Project. It has partnerships with more than 600 universities and tertiary institutions, with many international students studying abroad at Waseda University each year. Established in 1882 as the Tokyo College by Okuma Shigenobu, the school was renamed Waseda University in 1902 after the founder's hometown village.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Commercial Club of Chicago resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs: the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club has promoted Chicago's economic development for generations and championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region.

Fellow
2009 - 2011

The Henry Crown Fellowship Program, established in 1997, seeks to develop the next generation of community-spirited leaders, providing them with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of business and civic leadership in the 21st century. The program is a unique mix of seminars designed to broaden the perspectives of the participants and hone their skills in values-centered leadership. It honors the memory of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990), whose legendary career was marked by a lifelong commitment to honor, integrity, industry and philanthropy.

Career History
Founder
2001 - Current

Valor Equity Partners is an operational growth investment firm focused on non-control and control investments in high growth companies across various stages of development. For decades, they have served their companies with unique expertise to solve the challenges of growth and scale. Valor Equity Partners partner with leading companies and entrepreneurs who are committed to the highest standards of excellence and the courage to transform their industries.

Founder
1995 - 2000

MG Capital Ltd., part of T&C Medical Science, Inc., is a company headquartered in the Cayman Islands that provides investment services. The firm was founded by Antonio J. Gracias. Paul Anthony McGuinness is the current CEO, occupying that position since 2006.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Connector Service Corp. provides electroplating services to the interconnect industry. Its products include ferrous alloy, non ferrous, iron, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, copper, brass and bronze plate. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Elgin, IL.

Boards & Committees
Director
2017 - Current

BitGo, Inc. operates as blockchain software company that secures digital currency for institutional investors. It offers institutional custody, wallet, offline vault, private blockchains, and application program interface solutions. The company was founded by Mike Belshe, Will O'Brien and Ben Davenport in 2013 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Independent Director
2007 - Current

Tesla, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of fully electric vehicles, energy generation and storage systems. It also provides vehicle service centers, supercharger station, and self-driving capability. The company operates through Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage segments. The Automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles. The Energy Generation and Storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and lease of stationary energy storage products and solar energy systems, and sale of electricity generated by its solar energy systems to customers. The company was founded by Jeffrey B. Straubel, Elon Reeve Musk, Martin Eberhard, and Marc Tarpenning on July 1, 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecrafts. It is develops the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. The company was founded by Elon R. Musk in 2002 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA.

Member, Board of Trustees
2016 - Current

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

World Business Chicago provides economic data and statistical assistance services. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. At Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. and Qatar campuses, SFS provides a rigorous education combining theory and practice and instills the values of service. School of Foreign Service provides students a rigorous education in international affairs that combines theory and practice and instills the values of service to others, offered by a faculty of outstanding scholars and practitioners who are committed to teaching, learning and discovery.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2015

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

$10K - $25K
2014

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

$10K - $25K
2013

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Political Donations
$2,600
2014

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

$2,400
2013

Senator from South Carolina

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Valor Equity Partners III LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Cloud9 Esports, Inc. operates e eSports team organization. It is a multi-gaming organization with teams in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Sm4sh, H1Z1, Vainglory, Dota2, and Overwatch. The company was founded by Jacques M. Etienne and Paullie K. Etienne in 2013 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

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Shyp, Inc. provides mobile application for shipping needs. It offers an application that enables the users to enter pick up and destination addresses, upload a photo of the item that will be shipped, and their contact and credit card information. The company was founded by Kevin Gibbon and Joshua Scvott in July 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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